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_solprof 3D command

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MartinS_71

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 _solprof 3D command
24-09-2009 02:18 . am | View his/her posts only
_solprof 3D command gives us the 2d lines extracted from the 3d
objects. When you solve this problem?

I'm user ZwCAD2009i Pro ENG {ver. 2009.07.30(11052)}

It is very important the 3D command for me to create 2D cross-sections of the 3d
objects.

With regards

Martin S.
constructor/static engineer

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24-09-2009 02:27 . am | View his/her posts only
solprof



The selected 3D solids
are projected onto a 2D plane parallel with the current layout viewport.
The resulting 2D objects are generated on separate layers for hidden
and visible lines and are displayed only in that viewport.



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Yes



Generates only two blocks: one for the visible lines and one for the hidden lines of the entire selection set. When you generate hidden lines, solids can partially or completely hide other solids. The visible profile block is drawn in the BYLAYER linetype, and the hidden profile block is drawn in the HIDDEN linetype (if loaded).

The visible and hidden profile blocks are placed on uniquely named layers using the following naming conventions:


PV-viewport handle for the visible profile layer




PH-viewport handle for the hidden profile layer





Forexample, if you create a profile in a viewport whose handle is 4B,
the blocks containing the visible lines are inserted on layer PV-4B,
and the block containing the hidden lines (if requested) is inserted
on layer PH-4B. If these layers do not exist, the command creates
them. If the layers do exist, the blocks are added to the information already
on the layers.



To determine the handle of a viewport, select the viewport while in
paper space and use the
LIST
command. Choose
a layout tab to move from model space to paper space.




SOLPROF does not change the display of layers; if you want to view only the profile lines that you have created, turn off the layer containing the original solid (usually the current layer).




No

Treats all profile lines as visible lines and creates a block for the profile lines of each selected solid. All profile lines for each solid in the selection set are generated, even if a solid is partially or completely obscured by another solid. The visible profile blocks are drawn in the same linetype as the original solid and placed on a uniquely named layer using the naming convention described under the Yes option.









NoteSolids
that overlap each other (share some common volume) produce dangling
edges if you request hidden-line removal. This happens because the edges
must be broken at the point where they enter another solid to separate them
into visible and hidden portions. You can eliminate dangling edges
by combining the overlapping solids (using
UNION
) before generating
a profile.




The
next prompt determines whether 2D or 3D objects are used to represent the
visible and hidden lines of the profile.



Project
profile lines onto a plane? [Yes/No] : Enter y or n, or
press
Enter



Yes




Creates
the profile lines with 2D objects. The 3D profile is projected onto
a plane normal to the viewing direction and passing through the origin
of the UCS. SOLPROF cleans up the 2D profile by eliminating lines
that are parallel to the viewing direction and by converting arcs and
circles that are viewed on edge into lines.




No




Creates
the profile lines with 3D objects.







The
next prompt determines whether tangential edges are displayed. A
tangential edge is the transition line between two tangent faces.
It's the imaginary edge at which two faces meet and are tangent.
For example, if you fillet the edge of a box, tangential edges are
created where the cylindrical face of the fillet blends into the
planar faces of the box. Tangential edges are not shown for most
drafting applications.



Delete
tangential edges? [Yes/No] : Enter y or n, or
press
Enter



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Message 4 of 16

09-11-2009 02:13 . pm | View his/her posts only
hello Martin,

Thank you for your detailed information!

yes, solprof is a very useful function and we've submitted this requirement to our R&D.

Thank you for your interesting in ZWCAD.

Amanda
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MartinS_71

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12-11-2009 01:18 . am | View his/her posts only
Thank You for attention. This function is useful to make 2D view of 3d solid objects (acis) (f.e. section of slabs, foundations, walls, beams etc...)

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radziu

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31-12-2009 04:10 . pm | View his/her posts only
some posible but time-conssuming solution is to print drawing to pdf format, and convert it to dwg. than U can import it as XRF into your drawing
Im trying to write lisp script witch be able to do this automaticaly.
all you need is ...
Coreldraw (because this program already has this functionallity -i mean converting and reading pdf format, and i have it :))

corel macro automatically started after corel is runnig up- which exported just imported pdf- printed from zwcad

... and lisp

when i finished i will share with U this lisp :)

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radziu

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31-12-2009 04:30 . pm | View his/her posts only
there is also ather solution - simpler
U can export Your view of 3d solid to wmf and than import it back. U will get Block 2d of Yours 3d solids. With this solution all the edges are visibble so if U wanna hide "hidden" lines u are forced to do this manually via edit block command...

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31-12-2009 05:05 . pm | View his/her posts only
Q: Is there any avaible virtual printer in zwcad which could print drawing into plt format in HPGL standard.
Im asking because : Each time im trying to use PLT2DWG function with PLT files printed from avaible list of printers in ZWCAD is failed
regards

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05-01-2010 03:47 . pm | View his/her posts only
Dear Derado,

Thank you for your sharing and question.

As to the plt problem, we think that if you have plotted the drawing from dwg format file to plt format in ZWCAD, you can use the dwg file directly without using the plt2dwg function, for the dwg format file still exist. So ZWCAD does not support virtual printer that can print dwg format file to plt format in HPGL standard, just like AutoCAD.

If any other quesitons or suggestions about ZWCAD, please kindly let us know.

Best Regards,

Denny

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macoelho

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15-01-2010 03:08 . am | View his/her posts only
Hallo

Like Martin I use solprof very often, it is vital for my work, and when this problem is solved I will pass from autocad to ZWCAD, almost two yeras ago I wrote here a topic with this issue and yet was not included in the programme ... I think the missing of this function is bloking the use of ZWCAD for advanced cad users that work in 3d.

Don

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17-01-2010 04:47 . pm | View his/her posts only


Hello, Macoelho~




Thank you for your interest in ZWCAD and your suggestion to us. It is true that the solprof function is very important and useful. We never give up pursuiting this. We have sent this requirement to our R&D department and will consider it in our development plan. If there is any progress, I will inform you ASAP.


Have a nice day.

Best Regards

Denny

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MartinS_71

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Message 12 of 16

01-03-2010 01:11 . am | View his/her posts only
Does Company work upon _SOLPROF command?
We are waiting for it too long.

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02-03-2010 09:45 . am | View his/her posts only
[QUOTE=MartinS_71]Does Company work upon _SOLPROF command?
We are waiting for it too long.



Dear MartinS_71,

For the "solprof" command, our R&D department are evaluating this function now.If there is any progress about it, we will inform you soon.
Have a nice day.

Best Regards,
Denny

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MartinS_71

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26-08-2010 07:34 . pm | View his/her posts only
How is going evaluating this function after 5 months?

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27-08-2010 08:44 . am | View his/her posts only
[QUOTE=MartinS_71]How is going evaluating this function after 5 months?

Dear MartinS_71,

Glad to see you again here and you are still caring about our software.

I want to inform you that, now we have already had this function, and it will be released in ZWCAD 2011 in November or December of this year,
you can pay attention to it ,thanks!

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dang xuan nguyen

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04-10-2011 12:31 . pm | View his/her posts only
Thanks a lot, this method sure makes life easier. It is however a pity that the overall "hidden" effect is lost. On the other hand, it does give a better idea of the new part, especially if it is tucked away under other components as per your example.


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